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The Ultimate Fake!

After various posts about fakes, copies and artists claiming credit for other people’s work, I felt I had to share this gem. I’ve just been watching the “Antiques Roadshow” on BBC TV. They had a painting signed H. van Meegeren … Continue reading

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Damien Hirst and Fakes Part Deux

I know I’ve already discussed the old problem of fakes, and I’ve also written about Mr Hirst. However I am currently reading “Rembrandt’s Secret” by Alex Connor. It isn’t really a spoiler to say that the plot of the book … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with a fake?

An old chestnut has raised its head again. Today’s Daily Telegraph has a report of a “Russian oligarch demand[ing] £1.7m refund from Christie’s for ‘fake’ work.” Viktor Vekselberg, 56, an oil tycoon and art collector, is arguing that the painting, … Continue reading

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